On wednesday my fourth week in bali will start. Until now everything is even better than expected and i am confident of that it will go on like that. We found a great house – i advise you to book a hostel or a hotel for a few days and get an idea of the villas or homestays at site because pictures in the internet can cozen you or are no more up to date. Also you have to get a feeling for the positions of the regions and your villa and figure out whats more important for you – to live nearby the university in Jimbaran or in Seminyak, Kerobokan and so on where most of the students live.
We have great housekeepers, really nice people, wich is very important in my opinion because we see them quite often in and around our house. I also adjusted to the traffic, if you are careful in every second it is good to handle, but sometimes the streets are a bit risky. Especially in Jimbaran there are many potholes or sand and dust on the street. So you have to be very attentive with the little scooter tires. You could also rent cross bike if you already have some experience from driving in your home-country. And dont just take your scooter or bike from the guy who rents them – have a close look at them and if you find something just ask him to repair it or replace your scooter. Mine had a broken brake.
The weather is just awesome – rainy season is over and everyday it is sunny and hot. And the sunset is so beautiful everyday, just find a bar at the beach (batubelig 707 is really nice, cheap and two minutes away from our villa), be there at roundabout 5 pm and enjoy the view!
But specifically the people, the food and the lifestyle are georgus. You can eat so good food for so little money – we have been several times to a warung next to the beach and talked a lot to the owner, a young guy from bali. He is one of the most relaxed persons i have ever met and the food is really awesome. We now go there every morning before university and have breakfast including a can of coffee, a fresh juice, fruits and a pancake for a special price over 30,000 Rp. We really appreciate it and are always having a good time there – the perfect way to start your day right.